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 #42501  by ipaqxman
 Wed Oct 12, 2016 6:57 pm
My Kizashi developed this annoying and scary noise that corresponds to the driving speed (or how fast the wheel is turning) ONLY at very slow speed (initial acceleration or slowing down) and ONLY if the car has sat cold for a long time (only in the morning or when I go home from work, lasts 5 minutes). It does not happen after the car picks up any speed, so happens more when it coasting down) and it goes away after I drive the car for more than 5 minutes. As the wheel slows down the noise also slows, like a tapping sound, tap...tap.....tap.........tap. It started happening after I brought the car in for a tire repair, which I assume they only elevated the car and took a wheel off, not sure what else they could have messed up. Any ideas?
 #42504  by LPSISRL
 Wed Oct 12, 2016 7:26 pm
Since it started after taking it in for a tire repair, I'd remove that wheel and check for anything stuck in there. Also, make sure all the lugs are tight.
 #42505  by ipaqxman
 Wed Oct 12, 2016 9:43 pm
Thanks for the replies.

1) Correct. The rhythmic clicking/tapping sound is only present when the car is in very slow motion and corresponds to the turning of the wheel. And it is not present if I give it more gas and pick up speed. Only there with initial motion from stop, and reappears when the car coasts to stop. Also only for the first 5 minutes after a cold engine start. If I just park for a quick grocery run, come back and start driving, the noise is not there. Only if the car was left alone for hours.

2) There has been tire rotation by another shop and they said they did not find anything. The tire was also taken off again since the first shop did not fix the tire right. But the sound is still there.

Now I wonder if it's not the wheel or lugs but something messed up with the drive train.
 #46432  by JohnRodriguez
 Tue Feb 13, 2018 1:05 am
@ipaqxman Have you figured out where the clicking noise came from? I have had this problem in my car since I got it and its progressively gotten worse. I thought it was just a normal noise of the car when it initially takes off. Its slowly turned worse over the 3-4 years I've had it. Any luck on your part?
 #51162  by old tech
 Mon Feb 10, 2020 1:35 pm
Ive heard this before and I think your cvt primary pulley is starting to wobble due to excessive clearance at the ball and groove. The good news is this can be fixed for $150. The bad news is the tranny has to come out and shipped to n/w Pennsylvania. No one that I know of has gone after this to fix the noise. They usually sell it or wait till it breaks. Time is limited though. It will end up breaking.